Consultancy


We are able to provide advice on all of the steps in the process to create the immersive experience you desire from concept to execution. 

Soundfield Design

Our experience enables us to simplify complex and expensive workflows. We have developed a methodology that enables us to design & calibrate stable soundfields for almost any space. We welcome any challenge. 

Our partners Adlib and Igloo can supply the hardware, installation & maintenance for Audio and Video reproduction be it installed or touring for one day or a lifetime

Soundscape Design

Creating award winning sound design for immersive podcasts, designing bespoke one off immersive live events, capturing spatial audio in challenging environments; low flying military aircraft, formula one race cars, refugee camps, mountain peaks and concert halls around the world. This is our daily business.

Our feedback and continuous dialogue with the leading software and hardware manufactures ensures that we have access to the best tools and that they are fit for purpose.

Spatial Audio Capture


The team have been activity engaged over the last 4 years experimenting in workshops to create the latest techniques in capturing spatial audio. We have acquired in this time the Skills knowledge and equipment configurations to capture audio in the highest resolution. We push the boundaries and are always learning.  

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Binaural

Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. Binaural is static and cannot be manipulated in post once captured. However spatial audio mixes can be rendered Binaurally this allows them to be transmitted and broadcast as  stereo signals and experienced using headphones. 

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Ambisonics

Ambisonics is a full-sphere surround sound format: in addition to the horizontal plane, it covers sound sources above and below the listener. Unlike other multichannel surround formats, its transmission channels do not carry speaker signals. The availability of Ambisonics microphones for capture, DAW such as Reaper and YouTube and Facebook providing tools for delivery,  is making Ambisoincs a standard in immersive audio production workflow. 

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AMBEO Cube

The AMBEO Cube was developed by Sennheiser. We have been working with this method for a few years now and we love it there is no doubting it is expensive but the results are outstanding the response and accuracy is unparalleled, this combined with the intuitive plugin developed by the AMBEO team makes the post production a joy.

The AMBEO Cube consists of 9 x Sennheiser MKH800 twin dual diaphragm  microphones. The array is laid out as Bottom: Left, Centre, Right, left Surround, Right Surround and Top: Left, Right, Left Surround and Right Surround. The microphones are positioned in a cube configuration Left to Right between  3.2m - XXXX  Front to Back between 2.6m - xxx  and Bottom to Top between 1.6to xxx  Bottom layer at a height of between 2m - xxx.

The MKH800 twin microphone has a dual capsule controlled by Sennheiser deigned plug in that allows the image to change from Cardioid Front, Cardioid Back, Fig 8 or Omni directional. This gives you complete control in Post Production on the direction of sound.

Post Production


From Up mixing and Remixing to Mastering the studios are equipped with the latest equipment . Our team have the skills to creat the content you need, our Studio of the Future concept allows for complete artistic freedom and control.

dear-vr-spatial-connect

The latest step in immersive Spatial audio production mixing. dearVR SPATIAL CONNECT eliminates the necessity of switching back and forth between the DAW and the production environment this is an intuitive gesture-controlled workflow. We continue to developing the workflow with the team at dear VR. 

auro-3d

Auro-3D®'s combined technical and commercial viability makes it a practical audio solution, its format alows for high quality, great compatibility. Auro-3D® is a simple and efficient way to delivery spatial audio soundscapes to audiences and deliver a truly immersive experience. We believe that the Auro 3D channel based approach makes it ideal for spatial content to be delivered to audiences in exhibitions, museums & visitor experiences  

Dolby Atmos redefines your entertainment experience. It moves sound all around you, adds an overhead dimension and creates powerfully moving entertainment experiences. Supported by Apple, Netflix, Amazon Prime. Content created and rendered to Dolby Atmos has a far reaching audience. 

Live Production


Bringing truly immersive experiences to audiences is what we are passionate about we design soundfields for the most complex of spaces and create beautiful soundscapes to adorn them. From Exhibitions & Museums to Live Streaming and Product Launches our partnerships with Igloo Vision, SDK & Sennheiser AMBEO can help to deliver live experiences  from 6 to 60, 

AMBEO is born from the desire to deliver ultimate sound experiences, selectively including the most advanced 3D audio technologies into new products, tools and features. AMBEO's promise to empower listeners to experience and shape new perspectives and realities of sound. With audio solutions that capture and amplify real life, AMBEO equips content creators with unique tools to make an impact on their audiences. For those listeners hungry for breath-taking emotions, the AMBEO accessories transform every moment into a beyond-natural audio experience.

Sonosphere is proud to be the first company to be certified to calibrate AMBEO sound fields that are based upon the Neuman monitor speaker range. We can also create or up mix any existing content to be create the AMBEO experience.

Igloo are the masters of creating the shared visual experience, they take any VR or 360 content and pit it into a shared experience space that anyone can use. We have been collaborating with them over the past year to combine the Sennheiser AMBEO audio experience to their superior visual solutions. They have an igloo for every application, from single user simulators right up to huge 750 person capacity hospitality domes - the ultimate in immersive shared experiences. 

Silent Disco King

SDK are the world's largest provider of wireless headphones. They operate in many different markets from the traditional Silent Discos at festivals to Blue chip Conferences and Education. What makes these guys special is that not only have stocks of 30,000 plus they own the technology and are continually innovating in technology and logistics process to manage the largest of events. Combining their headsets with our Binaural rendering techniques creates unique and new experiences for audiences.  

Sound Field Calibration


As you would expect we have become pretty adept at calibration. We have spent hours developing techniques and testing different systems in order to deliver cost effective and time efficient ways to calibrate multichannel spatial loudspeaker systems.  

Our Kit


We have invested in the best equipment we can find available to enable accurate sound field capture.

When not in use by the team we can occasionally make the equipment available to you, drop us a line and let us know what you doing and if we can help we will. 

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Neumann KU100 Binaural Head

The KU 100 is the dummy head microphone the delivers a truly immersive binaural experience, even though it has been around for years it is the reference that we all use.  Although it uses only two channels, its spatial depiction appears three dimensional and shockingly realistic. We never go anywhere without it. 

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AMBEO Cube

The AMBEO Cube method developed by Sennheiser over a number of years consists of 9 x Sennheiser MKH800 twin dual diaphragm  microphones. The array is laid out as Bottom: Left, Centre, Right, left Surround, Right Surround and Top: Left, Right, Left Surround and Right Surround. The microphones are positioned in a cube configuration Left to Right between  3.2m - XXXX  Front to Back between 2.6m - xxx  and Bottom to Top between 1.6to xxx  Bottom layer at a height of between 2m - xxx.

The MKH800 twin microphone has a dual capsule controlled by Sennheiser designed plug in that allows the image to change from Cardioid Front, Cardioid Back, Fig 8 or Omni directional. This gives you complete control in Post Production on the direction of sound.

Complete system comprising of 9 x MKH 800 Twin Microphones and rigging system to hang the microphones in the AMBEO Cube Configuration.

Cube Mic Kit 1 Contains: 9 x Sennheiser MKH 800 Twin Microphones with Clip & Suspension Mount

Cube Rigging Kit 1 Contains: 9 x steels & wire Clamps

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AMBEO VR Mic Location Kit

Complete Ambisonics location recording kit.

  • AMBEO VR Mic
  • Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 or Zoom F8
  • INSTA 360 One X Camera
  • Rycote Wind Shield
  • Monopod Stands
  • External Power & Monitoring
  • ORCA Audio Bag 

KH80 9:1 Playback Systems

Complete portable 9:1 playback rig for monitoring and playback.

  • 9 x Neumann KH80 Monitor Speakers
  • 1 x KH750 Sub Bass
  • Stands and Mounting Hardware. 

Control rack comprises:

  • Marantz AV7705 Amplifier
  • Denon Professional DVD Player
  • Network Switch and WIFI Access point.  
  • Full power distribution and Cabling infrastructure. 

The system can be setup and installed in under 40 mins.